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February 22, 2022 36 mins

In Episode 6, Cortes continues his march toward Tenochtitlan with a fateful and violent stop in Cholula.

Part 1 - Cholula

Cortes and his 400 Spanish soldiers enter Cholula while the nearly 10,000-strong Tlaxcala and Totonac armies wait outside the city. Here they commit one of the worst atrocities ever committed in the Conquest of the New World.

Part 2 - Word of the Destruction of Cholula

Word of the incomprehensible destruction of Cholula spreads, and with it; fear.

Part 3 - Up the Volcano

Diego de Ordaz heads the volcano Popocatepetl and gets the first glimpse of Tenochtitlan and Lake Texcoco.

Part 4 - Drunk Men Speak Truth

Mexica representatives are intercepted by a drunk man who blasts them with his truthful words.

Part 5 - Departing Cholula

The Cortes Expedition sets out for Tenochtitlan on the final leg of the journey.

Part 6 - Chalco

The Expedition arrives in the Chalco region, and moves to Moctezuma's doorstep, just two miles from Tenochtitlan.

Episode 6 Credits

Written, produced and performed by Jeremy Lipps.

~ Music ~
Away by Meydän
Surreal Forrest by Meydän
guitar percussion by bangcorrupt
Daniel Birch, www.danielbirchmusic.com
Sustained Light
Breathe
The Gates Are Locked
intro by lost dream
Bountiful by Podington Bear

~ Sound Effects ~
rumble loop by unfa
horses by arnaud coutander
walk on dirt road by mikeypme
horse snort by bruno auzet
horses whinnying by leandiviljoen
ancient old time battle combat horses snorting... by ylearkisto
stones falling by iwanPlays
orest stream between mekhanizatorov settlement and akhtyrka vilage moscow region by halfofthesky
water-lapping by ceivh93
soft wind by florianreichelt
fire 2 by pushtobreak
horse whinny by inspectorj
coopers hawk by blimp66
walking2-gravel by tec-studio

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